Robert Wachter , MD

UCSF physician- professor/writer/blogger/speaker. Specializing in analyzing the healthcare world in lively, iconoclastic, and humorous ways

  • Robert Wachter , MD`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Robert Wachter , MD`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $30,001 - $40,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Robert Wachter , MD`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Robert Wachter , MD`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $30,001 - $40,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

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The Quality, Safety, and Value Movements: Why Transforming the Delivery of Healthcare is No Longer Elective.

In this talk, I review the brief history of the quality and safety movements, the new push for “value” (quality + safety + patient satisfaction divided by cost), and how all of these levers (accreditation, regulation, transparency, ...

In this talk, I review the brief history of the quality and safety movements, the new push for “value” (quality + safety + patient satisfaction divided by cost), and how all of these levers (accreditation, regulation, transparency, payment changes) are combining to create unprecedented pressure on caregivers and delivery organizations to change their ways of doing business. Rather than being depressed, audiences leave with a deep understanding of healthcare’s new landscape, and a roadmap (and some optimism) for success in this new world.

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If Every Instinct That Healthcare Has is Wrong, Then the Opposite Would Have to Be Right

The title is a riff off a famous Seinfeld episode, one in which Jerry convinces George to try the opposite of his every instinct. In healthcare, physicians have been taught to be individualistic, to think about individual patients (vs. ...

The title is a riff off a famous Seinfeld episode, one in which Jerry convinces George to try the opposite of his every instinct. In healthcare, physicians have been taught to be individualistic, to think about individual patients (vs. systems), to look outside their institution for answers, and to be unable to consider resource allocation tradeoffs. In this talk, I talk about the imperative to move in new directions, but provide some cautionary notes about what may be lost if the pendulum swings too far.

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Disrupted: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Digital Age”

All of us had high hopes that computers would be the solution to medical mistakes. Using a dramatic case in which a child received a 38-fold overdose of a common antibiotic, this talk explores some of the unforeseen consequences of ...

All of us had high hopes that computers would be the solution to medical mistakes. Using a dramatic case in which a child received a 38-fold overdose of a common antibiotic, this talk explores some of the unforeseen consequences of information technology – including the movement to hire scribes so doctors and patients can look each other in the eye again, alert fatigue, and the tendency for clinicians to defer to a new kind of authority: an electronic one. The topic will be the subject of my new book, to be published spring 2015.

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About Keynote Speaker Robert Wachter , MD

Robert Wachter’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Robert M. Wachter, MD is Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he directs the 60-physician Division of Hospital Medicine.

Author of 250 articles and 6 books, Robert Wachter coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996 and is generally considered the father of the hospitalist field, the fastest growing specialty in the history of modern medicine. He is past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine, and is the immediate past chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

In the safety and quality arenas, Dr. Wachter edits the US government’s two leading websites on safety (they receive about one million yearly visits) and has written two bestselling books on the subject, including Understanding Patient Safety.

More About Speaker, Dr. Robert Wachter. . .
In 2004, Bob Wachter received the John M. Eisenberg Award, the nation’s top honor in patient safety. For the past six years, Modern Healthcare magazine has named him one of the “50 most influential physician-executives in the U.S.” He has served on the healthcare advisory boards of several companies, including Google and his blog is one of the nation’s most popular healthcare blogs.

Testimonials

“Bob Wachter’s quest to improve the safety of American healthcare represents the very essence of a physician’s duty to put the patient first. His unflinching candor about the nature and magnitude of our current safety problems is matched only by his passion for improvement.”.

Mark R. Chassin, MD

President, The Joint Commission

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